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Old 08-08-2013, 03:24 PM   #141
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Just don't give me **** when I start a build thread please!
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Just don't give me **** when I start a build thread please!
Nobody will give you **** on your build... Unless you do exactly everything that you shouldnt do, and expect amazing results. lol
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Nobody will give you **** on your build... Unless you do exactly everything that you shouldnt do, and expect amazing results. lol
Hellaswagstanceddd bro.
No. I won't be doing that. No dorifto either.
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Do you want to play the Rape Game?
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Do you want to play the Rape Game?
Oh yes, please doctor.
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You're already not playing it right.
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You're already not playing it right.
I figured. Oh well, live and learn.
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I figured. Oh well, live and get raped.
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Okay, I get it now. I knew I had heard it somewhere.
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Well now that my clever analogy has been missed, butchered, and is now a good half page away from the post in which it would have made sense underneath....
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Yes, this is totally doable if the rotary is NA. I'd totally rock a three rotor NA, even in a daily car and expect it to be dead nuts reliable. The formula Mazda guys can go several seasons without a rebuild. It's when you add boost and try to make it fun that it sucks. If you had something small and light enough that a two rotor NA would do the job, more power to you. Only trouble is, a built NA rotary is a thirsty beast, expect mileage in the low teens at best which makes it a poor candidate for daily use but tons of reliable (and fairly cheap) fun on the track.
Agreed. While I didn't find a turbo rotary THAT unreliable, an n/a rotary is so much more reliable. My favorite cars I've ever owned have been my FB n/a rotaries. My black '83 with the Mikuni 44mm carbs and RB full street port exhaust was the best sounding car I've ever owned, and the most responsive and most fun car I've had. Plus it was a ******* breeze to work on, with all emissions stripped off. It literally had 2 or 3 lines, and less than half a dozen connectors, then two nuts on the engine mounts and the engine was ready to come out. Diagnosing any issues it did have was simple. I miss that car so much. Unfortunately I could never get a title for it, and had to scrap it.
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Agreed. While I didn't find a turbo rotary THAT unreliable, an n/a rotary is so much more reliable. My favorite cars I've ever owned have been my FB n/a rotaries. My black '83 with the Mikuni 44mm carbs and RB full street port exhaust was the best sounding car I've ever owned, and the most responsive and most fun car I've had. Plus it was a ******* breeze to work on, with all emissions stripped off. It literally had 2 or 3 lines, and less than half a dozen connectors, then two nuts on the engine mounts and the engine was ready to come out. Diagnosing any issues it did have was simple. I miss that car so much. Unfortunately I could never get a title for it, and had to scrap it.
My turbo FC with basic mods was super reliable, I was talking mainly about FDs.

Agreed, FBs are rad, never had one to call my own though, just driven friends.
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My turbo FC with basic mods was super reliable, I was talking mainly about FDs.

Agreed, FBs are rad, never had one to call my own though, just driven friends.
The only reason my Turbo II was ever unreliable was how butchered the engine electrical and emissions were. There is no other car like the FB to me. A properly built, carbed FB is my ideal everything car. Daily, fun weekend, occasional track, whatever.
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The only reason my Turbo II was ever unreliable was how butchered the engine electrical and emissions were. There is no other car like the FB to me. A properly built, carbed FB is my ideal everything car. Daily, fun weekend, occasional track, whatever.
I think if i ever decide to try a rotary, a FB would be for me. One with a nice n/a 13b swap, or one of the rare models that came with that motor. Sounds like fun.

I've heard of the handling on the FB being similar to a miata feel-wise, but the miata has more potential and "better" handling overall.
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You'll want to do something about the steering on an FB. Seriously the worst thing about those cars, and something that ruins the whole thing for me.


HERP DERP RAW SPORTS CAR WITH RECIRCULATING BALL STEERING BOX.
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I think if i ever decide to try a rotary, a FB would be for me. One with a nice n/a 13b swap, or one of the rare models that came with that motor. Sounds like fun.

I've heard of the handling on the FB being similar to a miata feel-wise, but the miata has more potential and "better" handling overall.
Even with sloppy worn out suspension and tall sidewalls, it had a real nice feel to it. Nothing mind blowing, but a reasonably nimble little car. Miata does have more potential for sure, but an FB can achieve levels that most would be happy with.

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You'll want to do something about the steering on an FB. Seriously the worst thing about those cars, and something that ruins the whole thing for me.


HERP DERP RAW SPORTS CAR WITH RECIRCULATING BALL STEERING BOX.
I never found it that much of an issue. Ratio was a bit slow, but mine was snug and slack free, and pretty responsive. Though it did lack feedback, which is a pretty big negative. Otherwise, given all of the positives for me, I was able to overlook that little issue and keep a big **** eating grin on my face while zipping around town. No sound is better to me than that car with the big Mikuni carbs and the full RB exhaust, revving up a little past the redline.

On a related note, I wish now that I had kept all of my 12A parts to build a nice streetport carbed engine, just to have for when the time comes to buy my next FB. I will own another one day. I sold all of the parts for a pretty nice chunk of change though. About $800 for the old housings and rotors alone, plus $400 for a 15 year old rusted out RB exhaust. I only paid like $1200 for the whole car several years before that. So I got some fun out of it, and made a little profit.
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